The Administration of the Nationwide Open College of Nigeria (NOUN) mentioned on Thursday that its registration portal would stay open despite the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic till new entrants full their admission procedures.
A press release issued on Thursday by Mr Ibrahim Sheme, Director of Media and Publicity, NOUN, said that the college’s portal remained open opposite to reviews within the social media that it had been shut.
Sheme mentioned the adverse reviews peddled by some “idle minds” had hampered efforts by college students and candidates to finish their registration.
“The portal of the college stays open; nevertheless, administration needs to point that college students and candidates searching for admission will certainly encounter a hitch within the second leg of registration course of which has nothing to do with the college portal.
“There are two steps in finishing registration at NOUN. The primary is the one on the college portal and the second is the one on the examine centre of 1’s selection.
“While the primary could be efficiently executed from any location, a scholar or candidate for admission is required to go to his or her chosen examine centre to finish the registration.
“Understandably, it has turn into not possible to complete one’s registration within the second and last leg as a result of ongoing lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Nonetheless, college students ought to take observe that if one has not been capable of full one’s registration on this semester, she or he can achieve this within the subsequent semester.
“This exhibits that we’re versatile, not like the traditional universities.
The college administration urged NOUN college students to strictly adhere to the stay-at-home order and different security protocols to be able to curtail the unfold of the virus and in addition keep alive to proceed with their academic pursuits after lockdown. (NAN)